“Belomorian and Svecofennian mobile belts in the eastern Fennoscandian Shield” Persons in charge of the field trips: Аlexander Slabunov and Raimo Lahtinen.
Pre-Conference field trip
12–15 June: Geology of the Svecofennian Orogenic Belt (Finland, Russia) Сost – approx. € 800. This includes accommodation, transportation and meals. The field trip will start in Helsinki (Finland) and finish in Petrozavodsk (Russia) on June, 16th around midday after a 4 hour bus drive from Sortavala (Russia). The scientific part of excursion will end on June, 15th in Sortavala.
Post-Conference field trip
19-23 June: Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic eclogite-bearing complexes of the Belomorian Province on the White Sea shore (Gridino area) and in the southwestern Kola Peninsula (localities Uzkaya Salma, Shirokaya Salma, Kuru-Vaara). Сost – 20.000 Roubles (approx.. € 500, $ 700). This includes all transportation, train from Petrozavodsk to Engozero Station, hotel accommodation and meals.
The field excursion will begin on June, 19th around midnight when participants will leave by train to go from Petrozavodsk to Engozero. The scientific part of the excursion begins on June, 20th in the morning. The field trip will end on 23 June at about 5 p.m. in Kandalaksha. Depending on your plans, you may leave Kandalaksha for Moscow or St.Petersburg by train or by plane (via Murmansk or Apatity Airports). We recommend you to leave by train. The most convenient train departs from Kandalaksha Station on 24 June at 0.48 and arrives in St.Petersburg (Ladozhsky Railway Station) on 24 June at 10.44 p.m. and in Moscow (Leningradsky Railway Station) on 25 June at 7.28 a.m. Those who depart from Kandalaksha by train will be offered dinner and a recreation programme before departure. You will be met at Moscow and St.Petersburg Railway Stations and taken, if necessary, to the airports and hotels. We will help you book train tickets (the cost of the field trip does not include the cost of travel from Kandalaksha) and reserve hotel accommodation, if necessary. You can book air tickets yourself though the Internet.
You can depart from Murmansk to Moscow (Sheremetyevo Airport) or St.Petersburg (Pulkovo Airport). The plane leaves Murmansk on 23 June at 7.55 p.m. and arrives in Moscow at 10.25 p.m. (or leaves Murmansk on 24 June at 7.00 a.m. and arrives in Moscow at 9.15 a.m.) and leaves Murmansk on 23 June at 9.15 p.m. and arrives in St.Petersburg at 11.10 p.m. You will be taken to Murmansk Airport by van (drive time 4 hours). Summer schedule of flights from Apatity will be announced later.
Should you have any questions or problems, we will discuss them individually with you.